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Pencils Made From The Ashes of the Departed

By: Design Crack - Published: Feb 20, 2007 • References: nadinejarvis and designcrack
The product design, Carbon Copies, is an idea so profound as to make me ashamed to include it on a site named “Design Crack”. The product is a lifetime supply of pencils where the carbon to produce the pencils is derived from a loved one's cremation. It's a memorial for loved ones lost that celebrates the creative act.

The act of writing and drawing with these pencils would be an emotional reflection on the loved one's life while also being a physical reflection of the last atoms of the person's body as it covers the paper. The whole act of creation, I feel, would be more inspired just knowing that the carbon making the drawings had a life of its own before the drawing was created. I really wish I had the words to express the importance of this design, and the impact it may have on future death rituals.